yes I have serviced it recently... I thik they are because of neck... the sax seems to be ok...RootyTootoot said:Have you had the horn serviced recently? Are you sure the issues you're having are really to do with the neck? Could be leaks etc? (At which point my technical expertise has run out ). Good luck.
I have one on my Buescher Big B tenor. It had to be stretched and it fits fine (get someone to do that with the right equipment). My very general comments on how it works with the horn would be that it opens up the tone/volume of the horn but also maybe makes intonation trickier.ilikesax said:Ok it's interesting... have you heard or seen how these necks fit on buescher?
That sounds like good advice to me since the Barone neck has a very different curve than any Buescher neck I have seen.Grumps said:Try a Bundy neck, if you can get a hold of one. The Selmer Bundys were based on the Aristocrats.
That is very interesting advice. As I said, I use a Barone neck on mine and yes, true, the profile of the neck is different from the original Buescher necks. I would say the intonation is fine, but i have been playing it with that neck for quite some while so could be making some adjustments. That comment's actually got me thinking whether i might be able to get hold of a Bundy neck myself just to compare. The post above is off-putting re this idea though. What neck are you usng on the 400 now, Enviroguy?Grumps said:Try a Bundy neck, if you can get a hold of one. The Selmer Bundys were based on the Aristocrats.
Grumps,Grumps said:Yeah, but will an Aristocrat neck fit a 400, because I'm not saying a Bundy neck might fit a 400; only an Aristocrat of which it was based. Now a Signet neck might fit a 400...
The Elkharts you see on eBay are Aristocrat bodies and necks (at least the ones where the bell keys are on the same side). You can get one of those cheap (like < $200) and use its neck and have a backup sax for when your Aristocrat is being serviced. Of course shipping to Latvia will probably add another $100 to that price.ilikesax said:Thanks...I'll see what can I do... actually theere are problems to get this bundy neck too, because I live in Latvia and there isn't so big variety of old horns... but I'll try